Get ready to watch the thrilling full match replay and exciting highlights of the Poland vs Moldova match. The much-awaited kick-off is scheduled at 18:45 (GMT) on the 15th of October 2023. This exciting showdown will be officiated by the renowned referee, Artur Soares Dias. The electrifying game will take place at the renowned Stadion Narodowy. Brace yourself for an intense battle as this match is a part of the Europe – UEFA European Championship Qualifiers, Group E, Season 2024. Don’t miss out on all the action!
Poland vs Moldova Full Match Reports
Poland’s three-game winning streak at home in 2023 was halted as they were held to a frustrating 1-1 draw by Moldova, a result that deals a severe blow to their hopes of qualifying for the 2024 UEFA European Championships.
Despite their lowly FIFA ranking of 159th, the Tricolours began the match impressively. Virgiliu Postolachi had the freedom to twist and turn inside the box, but his effort soared over the bar. The direct approach of the Moldovans troubled the Poles, and although Michał Probierz’s team gradually settled into the game, with Karol Świderski and Paweł Wszołek both missing the target, the Polish side still appeared defensively vulnerable.
Audible boos echoed in the Stadion Narodowy when Ion Nicolaescu broke the deadlock with a superb first-time finish from Vadim Rață’s corner in the 26th minute. It was a well-deserved lead for the visitors, with Nicolaescu having previously scored a brace in Moldova’s stunning 3-2 win in the reverse fixture between the two teams four months ago. The lethargic hosts sought to equalize before halftime, but Paweł Wszołek, Arkadiusz Milik, and Karol Świderski all squandered clear chances.
Moldova initially withstood extensive pressure at the beginning of the second half, and in the 53rd minute, Świderski equalized with a magnificent finish. Milik brilliantly dummied Piotr Zieliński’s delivery into the box, allowing Świderski, representing Charlotte FC, to swivel and slot home a precise left-footed shot. Despite Poland’s resurgence, Serghei Cleșcenco’s men looked poised to surprise the hosts again when Vitalie Damașcan’s lofted ball into the box narrowly evaded the charging Nichita Moțpan.
As Moldova began to regain confidence, the crowd grew restless, and some frustrated whistles reverberated throughout the stadium. Przemysław Frankowski and Kamil Grosicki combined brilliantly on the left flank to set up an opportunity for Jakub Kamiński, but he could only shoot directly at Dorian Railean. Adam Buksa then headed wide from Kamiński’s cross, and the match ended in a draw.
Poland was left searching for a much-needed second goal on a night filled with frustration. This result places Probierz’s side third in Group B, one point behind the Czech Republic, who are in second place but have played one more game. Meanwhile, Moldova remains in contention for qualification in fourth place, trailing the Czechs by two points after six matches.
Man of the Match: Przemysław Frankowski (Poland)